Shaftesbury’s Chamber of Commerce chairman says she is grateful to locals who supported the successful crowdfunding campaign for our town’s Christmas decorations.
It’s been a tough year for traders, but Virginia Edwyn-Jones is not aware of any business that is in a desperate position because of the restrictions. She says the mood on the High Street is one of ‘stoic resignation’.
Several traders have chosen not to offer ‘click and collect’ during this third lockdown. Virginia is appealing to local traders to join the business organisation to help the town bounce back when restrictions end.
We also shouldn’t expect the Chamber to host large events in Shaftesbury this year. Virginia explains how the group is adopting a cautious approach to event planning.